Brute struck woman’s head

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A WOMAN was struck over the head in what police believe was an attempted robbery as she walked along a South Yorkshire footpath.

The woman was approached from behind by a man as she walked along a path off Church Street, Cudworth, Barnsley. Police said there was a struggle, and the thug struck the woman over the head before fleeing.

The man was white, in his mid 20s, slim, with a thin pale face. He was wearing a black woolly hat, a short black jacket, black jogging bottoms and black footwear.

The woman had to be treated at Barnsley District General Hospital for minor injuries.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident at 6.15am on Sunday February 5 should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020, ask for Barnsley Intelligence and quote BX/20/2011.